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Steering wheel is off kilter, and truck pulls to left, hard

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Go for a wheel alignment, and be prepared to buy tie rod ends etc.

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Front end steering damage ( i.e pot hole, curb impact, wife drove it last) or worn out steering parts with possible sticking brake caliper. Have it looked at pronto that is not a get to it later issue.

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